Doug & Linda Clark

Oklahoma horsemen

Doug and Linda are 4th generation (at least) horsemen whose families have been legendary figures in the worlds of rodeo, Wild West shows and circus. While being high level professional competitors and horse trainers themselves, they have also coached many ropers, from youth to seniors (including the artist), to be the best they can be. Their capacity for getting into the minds of their mentees, using both sternness and humor in finely measured balance, has become a quiet legend in the West. Doug’s grandmother, Imogene Veach Beals, is also featured in this exhibition.